Dr. Ganeles comes from a family of four generations of physicians, including her great great grandfather, who was a physician in Russia.
She has been a medical oncologist/hematologist for more than 30 years, and practicing on the Monterey Peninsula since 2001.
She received her original medical training in one of the best medical schools in Russia. After clinical training she became a medical oncologist in Russia specializing in bone marrow transplantation; she even treated patients who went through the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.
Since 1991, Dr. Ganeles has been in the United States, where her medical career began as a research assistant in the Department of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. While in the United States, she repeated her medical training. She completed her three-year internship residency in internal medicine at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts followed by fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at Boston University School of Medicine (BU).
For one year after completion of fellowship program, she held the position of Chief Fellow of Hematology/Oncology program at BU providing training to medical students and residents.
After graduation from her fellowship in Boston, she moved to Monterey, taking over a practice of a retiring physician. She was with Monterey Bay Oncology/Pacific Cancer Care from 2001 – 2016.
Dr. Ganeles received her initial certification in medical oncology in 2004 by the American Board of Internal Medicine and specializes in hematology and medical oncology. Fluent in Russian.